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Troubleshooting: BadTopOfStack message (IBM WebSphere and AIX)

Updated on August 28, 2019


Occasionally, a BadTopOfStack message may appear while running Process Commander under WebSphere and AIX.



IBM has packaged and released a new JVM that resolves the problem, and certified it on various WebSphere releases. 

IBM's 1.4.2 SR4-1 JVM for WebSphere 5.1.1 is out for public consumption:

We have tested this VM successfully against multiple BadTopOfStack test cases.

In response to the question of when the WebSphere 6.0.2 edition of this patch will be released, IBM support has provided the following info. Use these links:

IBM WebSphere Application Server Java SDK SR 4-1 interim Fix for V6.0.2:

IBM WebSphere Application Server Java SDK SR 4-1 interim Fix for V5.1.1

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